May 28, 2024

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources –  32nd Fall Conference in Seattle, WA.

The 32nd Fall Conference, October 23-25 is an opportunity to hear from leading practitioners and to learn about the challenges and opportunities shaping environment, energy, and resources law. During the conference, you will be able to leverage professional development opportunities, connect with industry experts such as SCS Engineers, and stay informed about the latest trends.

The conference features engaging discussions with leaders in environmental, energy, and resources law, including state and federal regulators, leading scholars, and in-house counsel. Each day will kick off with a plenary session, such as exploring the emergence of AI and its implications for environment, energy, and resources law, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions.

The conference agenda is diverse, providing updates on the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. A hypothetical industrial accident will focus on managing key roles in responding to the accident. Attendees will gain an understanding from energy practitioners as they delve into environmental justice considerations and the permitting process for energy and environmental projects and the strategic siting of renewable energy projects. Climate change remains a pressing concern, and panel discussions will explore recent climate litigation and the ramifications of climate change on water availability. Hear from panelists as they address Tribal considerations in the areas of treaty rights and co-management of state and federal lands and natural resources. Additional topics to be examined include dam removal developments, contaminated waterways cleanups, the impacts of regulatory requirements on supply chain logistics, the emergence of contaminants such as microplastics and 6PPD, and the evolving landscape of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and climate disclosure practices.

Experience firsthand this enriching event, where you’ll gain insights from top practitioners, build valuable connections, and be inspired by peers in the environmental, energy, and resources law community. We’ll see you in Seattle!

Register here for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Event in Seattle, WA


SCS Engineers’ professional staff, located according to their knowledge of regional and local geography, regulatory policies, and industrial or scientific specialty, are available nationwide. SCS professionals are technical experts and have been admitted as expert witnesses and supported legal counsel in a variety of environmental and regulatory litigation matters. We are always available to discuss:

  1. Brownfields: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/brownfields-and-voluntary-remediation/
  2. Solar Energy: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/landfill-services/landfill-renewable-energy/
  3. Environmental Due Diligence: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/environmental-due-diligence-and-all-appropriate-inquiries/
  4. Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Inventories, Third-Party Verification: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/greenhouse-gas-services/
  5. Wastewater & Liquid Treatment for PFAS: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/liquids-management/
  6. Risk Management: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/risk-management-plans-and-process-safety-management/
  7. Spill Prevention and SPCC Plans: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/storage-tanks-and-spill-prevention/
  8. Stormwater Management: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/stormwater-management/
  9. Sustainable Solutions Planning: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/sustainability-and-climate-change/
  10. RNG and Anaerobic Digestion: https://www.scsengineers.com/services/biogas-anaerobic-digestion-renewable-energy-systems/
  11. ABA SEER: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/environment_energy_resources/


Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:53 am

March 14, 2024

The ABA Annual Spring Conference on Environmental Law, April 3-5 in Chicago, IL., is where you join leading environmental, energy, and resources law professionals for knowledge-sharing, networking, and inspiration in the Windy City. The conference provides timely, topical updates on the latest opportunities and challenges facing the field of environmental law, with a deep dive into the fields of environmental compliance, energy, and resources law. Join – SEER – the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, to learn about the latest developments shaping the practice today and the long-term trends that will drive the future.

Look for the SCS Engineers’ and
talk with  Senior Vice President, Mike McLaughlin, PE, JD, about your environmental challenges.

Click for more details and registration information

What to Expect

Lively discussions with leading practitioners, including state and federal regulators, leading scholars, and in-house counsel. Each day will kick off with a plenary session diving into key topics: one on forthcoming Supreme Court decisions that could reshape environmental law, and one on the evolution of EPA’s enforcement tools. A special track of panels will focus on the challenges of regulating across multiple jurisdictions. Panels in this series will help attendees understand how state priorities shape Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act implementation, parse through competing frameworks steering the energy transition, and make sense of global ESG trends influencing U.S. policy. The conference will also feature a litigation workshop focused on cutting-edge strategies for using unique types of evidence, like Indigenous Knowledge, in the courtroom.

Panels will examine liability mechanisms for historical PFAS, explore how regulatory pathways for emerging contaminants will impact clients, and consider practical approaches to environmental justice through the lens of a real case study in Chicago. Top speakers will weigh in on balancing the energy transition against national security and the ethical implications of artificial intelligence for lawyers. In addition to insights and practice tips from top practitioners, two panels will begin with case summary presentations by law students and young attorneys that attendees can use in their own practices.

Whether you are an experienced practitioner or in the beginning stages of your practice, join us in Chicago to create new connections, exchange perspectives, and get inspired by your fellow environmental, energy, and resources law professionals.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:14 am

March 18, 2019

Speakers include Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discussing regulatory policy about the environment, energy, and resources.  SCS a proud sponsor looks forward to seeing you there!

A few of the topics of this year’s conference will include water law, brownfields, public service, fracking, enforcement, grid resiliency, PFAS, mineral exploration, and more, even the environmental implications of the new cannabis industry.


Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am